Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birch Wedding Arch

When I think of birch branches being used in a wedding arch or altar, the first thing that comes to mind are birch poles. However, customer Mindy C. used our Natural Birch Branches to construct a gorgeous wedding arch.


The birch branches provide a fantastic base on which to secure fresh flowers. Something I love about the design is how the flowers are spare towards the bottom and gradually concentrate at the top, like bubble collecting on the surface of a glass of champagne.


Thanks so much to Mindy C. for sending the pictures! The pictures were taken by The Storykeeper (http://www.storykeeper.com)



9 comments:

RovingWeaver said...

WOW. That is absolutely gorgeous!

Brittney said...

Do you know how many birch stems this would take? Approx?

Justin said...

Hi Brittney - That took around 12 bundles of the Natural Birch, which has about 25 stems per bundle. - Justin

Amanda Dee said...

Hi! I absolutely love this arch, and plan on re-creating it for my wedding! Could you help me understand how this arch was constructed? Also, what type and how many flowers did you guys use? I am so glad I came across this idea!

Justin said...

Hi Amanda - Congratulations on the wedding! We didn't create the arch (the pictures were sent in by a customer). What I'd do is start off with a really basic, already made arch, and then start dressing it up with the branches and cable ties. I think the flowers used were peonies, but you can get a similar effect with roses. Hope this helps! - Justin

Anonymous said...

Justin-when do you suggest purchasing branches for a May wedding? This is beautiful and we would love to make it as well. Thanks!

Justin said...

Hi there - I'd purchase a bundle or two sooner rather than later to do a mock-up to figure out exactly how you are going to execute the design and the quantities you need. As for the main order, you can purchase them any time - there's no need to wait to the last minute. That said, there's no need to order them months in advance. Hope this helps!

SamPerera said...

Justin, I have an event on Jan 14 2015. I'd like to create a similar arch. The dimensions are 7x7x7. How many birch bundles do you think it will need? Saw your previous comment that the previous customer ordered 12. How long does the shipping takes?

Justin said...

12 bundles should do the trick! You should probably order within the next week to make sure you have plenty of time to create the arch. We all shut down for the end of December and won't resume shipping until January 5th at the earliest. Hope this helps!